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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Thank you...

Hey there!!  Have a card today for a couple of challenges... JUGs and ColourQ.   I really squeaked this one in with ColourQ.   I had it done the night before, but wasn't happy with the photos I took (I really need to get one of those photo tent thingies).  I took a few more this morning, but wasn't happy with those either.  So I decided to use one I took last night.   Anywhoo.... I combined the card with the current JUGs challenge to create a collage look on your card.  I haven't done a JUGs challenge in a loooong time and I'm not entirely sure why other than I just don't have the time to play in all the challenges that I would like to play in.  But when I saw my bloggy friend, Elise's card (she is on the fabby JUGs design team!!) I just had to play along this week!



So... for my card I went super simple.  I used three different stamp sets:  Stampin Up!'s Artistic Engravings and PTI's Background Basics:  Text Styles & Iconic Images.   The color combo from ColourQ included Pumpkin Pie & Melon Mambo... both dark colors so when I stamped the images using those two colors I stamped them first on scrap paper and then on the cardstock to tone down the color.  For such a simple card it took me quite a few test runs on scrap paper to get just the right look I was going for.  In the end I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.   CAS, but collage. (Its probably going to send my bloggy friend Sue into fits! Because collage should not be CAS!)

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  SU! & PTI; Ink:  SU! Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo & Pumpkin Pie; Memento London Fog

24 comments:

Jenny said...

I love the fact that it's collage and CAS Rosemary and the subtle colours are so pretty :)
Love this style but not brave enough to try it myself!
Jenny x

Olga said...

absolutley gorgeous, love the layers of stamps, good luck with the challenges

Christine said...

What a great card! Very nice how you did it with different stamps.
Christine

kingstonmama said...

Oh, I love your layering of stamps. So pretty. Ann

gg nurse said...

Your CAS cards are truly the best I've ever seen & this is a shining example! Wonderful, Rosemary!

Sylvia said...

Another beautiful card, Rosemary, love how delicate this is! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this card and all the stamped layers.

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
Fits of Laughter more like!!!!!Ha
I was so pleased when I read
'For such a simple card it took me quite a few test runs on scrap paper to get just the right look I was going for'. Because that is exactly what I did to make that 'not so hard' as you so graciously put it, CAS card!
Yes I love a cornucopia of things on my cards, and this is just stunning for me as this is what I think CAS should be like, I look at this piece and it not only has a focal point but it has a little dimension and interest, you have wonderful form and composition in your Cards Rosie, I have said this before and that is why your cards are so attractive to the viewer.
This one is special.
Smiles:)

Michelle said...

this is awesome! love the collage you created!

Brenda said...

Well, I love your CAS Collage card Rosemary! Just love how all those elements go together!

Valerie said...

Perfect CAS/Collage Rosie, wouldn't the Ladies LIM be proud of you:)
Val x
ps love Paris!

Andrea M said...

Beautiful job Rosemary! Love your CAS take on collage stamping! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls!

Lisa Lara said...

Rosi, Rosi....I absolutely love your collage! Wow.

Noelle said...

This is so elegant and lovely, Rosemary. Thank you so much for playing at the colourQ this week! :)

Lynn said...

Rosemary, fabulous card. I think you rocked both CAS and collage together! I love the subtle text background. Wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Elizabeth Allan said...

I think your CAS design is "Clean and Stylish" Rosemary!

Tiffany said...

Really pretty! Super warm and soft colors!

Robin K. said...

I think it's quite an accomplishment to pull off a CAS collage Rosemary!!! This is really lovely!

joy said...

This is a wonderful CAS/collage card, Rosemary! I have never seen a card of yours that I didn't love. You rock with the challenges!

Marybeth said...

This is such a stunning card . Congrats!

kelly said...

Fabulous card Rosemary! If you love challenges and your Stampin up products, you should check out the Simply Stampin challenge.
Kelly x

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. love the collage and your use of colors.

Kristie said...

Very pretty card! I love the layered stamping.

Deborah Frings said...

Gorgeous! I do like the CAS design with the super layered stamping!